Basement Medicine

Paradise on a plate

Rebecca Flieder

April 4, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

It’s a cold and blustery night, the kind of night that rattles window panes and, if you dare to brave it, will stick its prickly thumbs into your eye sockets just to see you suffer. These kinds of nights, the wind howls like a newborn through the cracks of your poorly-weatherproofed doors. You can...

El Toro: a great spot and that’s no bull

El Toro: a great spot and that’s no bull

Magnificent Schmidl

February 21, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

El Toro is a small, family owned Mexican restaurant and bar that prides itself in their quality of food as well as their support of local music. Outside on this February night, it is windy and gray, but inside there are vibrant hues of yellow and cyan on the walls, with tapestries and various artwork...

A purr-fect afternoon

A purr-fect afternoon

Kylie Brown

October 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

I found heaven on earth in Montreal, over fall break. After a stressful soul draining first seven weeks back at college, I was desperate for an experience to reignite my faith in humanity and ability to feel true comfort and happiness. Café Chat L’Heureux engulfed me in joy and peace as I walked thro...

I Falafel

I Falafel

Adriana Eldred

September 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Have you ever tasted classic New York falafel fresh off the food truck without leaving Vermont? Then you haven’t gone to Tuesday Night Live (TNL) located on the Johnson Elementary School’s soccer field and ordered from Papa Gyro’s Authentic Greek Food. I’ve been attending TNL since July of...

Burger Barn boasts exceptional quality

Burger Barn boasts exceptional quality

Story and photo by Adriana Eldred

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

A good hamburger can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, locations, and with different ingredients. Some may argue the best is with an open grill, amongst friends, seated outdoors during the summer time. If you’ve found yourself craving just that, minus the prep work, then Burger Barn is the place...

Ahli Baba: perfect for late night munchies

Ahli Baba: perfect for late night munchies

Kylie Brown

May 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Located on Main Street in Burlington, Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop is the place to be if it’s 2 a.m. and you have a drunken craving for some affordable Mediterranean food. Two steps away from the Flynn Center is this quirky and simple restaurant. The actual dining area seats up to 10 comfortably. If...

A Single Pebble rocks: a wonderful and unimposing gem

A Single Pebble rocks: a wonderful and unimposing gem

Agathe Fredette

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

All too often, the only option for Chinese food to be found in Vermont is the typical, Americanized, take-out-style Chinese. However, A Single Pebble is a Chinese restaurant that prides itself on bringing authentic and creative Chinese cuisine to the streets of Burlington, Vermont. I have been dining...

Brunchin’ boozy: Honey Road’s take on a classic pastime

Brunchin’ boozy: Honey Road’s take on a classic pastime

Hannah Stearns

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

There are plenty of places to have brunch, but where in Vermont can you get crab brik benedict, tahini French toast and shakshuka? More importantly, where can you get Mediterranean-inspired food done right? Honey Road restaurant in Burlington delivers Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes on a level...

Pork and Pickle pickins’

Pork and Pickle pickins’

Richard Ahlgrim

September 8, 2016


Filed under Food

Nuzzled between a gluten-free bakery and another small shop in Essex Junction is a delectable new farm-to-table restaurant known as Pork and Pickles BBQ. In June, Chris Simard, former ecological agriculture student at the University of Vermont, created the Pork and Pickle to fill his culinary art desires....

McKee’s offers the comforts of home

McKee’s offers the comforts of home

Travis LeClair

December 17, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

It’s that sweet smell of stale beer when I walk in. It’s that metronome of sports television – count them, 14, 15 boob tubes. It’s that jukebox playing country, or rap, or hair metal, 90’s jams, grunge (whoever’s in control, McKee’s is a haven for all). McKee’s Pub and Grill offers...

Some of the best pie in Vermont

Some of the best pie in Vermont

Travis LeClair

November 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

It’s been a tradition for years: climb Mount Philo then stop by the big red pizza barn and grab a Growler. You can’t miss it along route 7, about 10 minutes on the way back to Burlington. Folino’s and Fiddlehead – “Pizza and Beer –” declares the large wood placard on their shared building....

Big Daddy’s brings humor to pizza

Elena Houriet

November 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

If you should ever find yourself in downtown Burlington in need of late night nourishment, Big Daddy’s Pizza, located at 177 Church Street is the place to go. Open from 11 a.m.- 2 a.m. seven days a week, with a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere, Big Daddy’s is an excellent choice for affordable...

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